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Land Use Planning In Oregon: The Quilt And The Struggle For Scale, Ethan Seltzer Oct 2012

Land Use Planning In Oregon: The Quilt And The Struggle For Scale, Ethan Seltzer

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The history of planning in Oregon in the latter part of the 20th century is in many respects a history of the state attempting to reassert its interests in local planning and zoning after having granted the power to plan and zone to local governments early in the 20th century. The Oregon land use planning program evolved as a means for ensuring that state interests in the use of resource land and the prevention of sprawl were carried out meaningfully through local planning and zoning. Rather than a single state plan, Oregon has instead relied on the "quilt" of local ...


Planning The Oregon Way : A Twenty-Year Evaluation, Carl Abbott, Deborah A. Howe, Sy Adler Jan 1994

Planning The Oregon Way : A Twenty-Year Evaluation, Carl Abbott, Deborah A. Howe, Sy Adler

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Oregon's pioneering land use system is nationally recognized and serves as a valuable model and benchmark for other states. This volume examines the Oregon system, describes its strengths and weaknesses, and gives recommendations for the future.


The Politics Of Land-Use Law In Oregon: Senate Bill 100, Twenty Years After, Carl Abbott Jan 1993

The Politics Of Land-Use Law In Oregon: Senate Bill 100, Twenty Years After, Carl Abbott

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Describes the genesis of Oregon Senate Bill 100, 1973, and includes excerpts from a roundtable discussion by four men who were instrumental in creating the bill. The four men are Hector Macpherson, Ted Hallock, Stafford Hansel, and Henry Richmond. The bill called for an institutional structure for statewide land-use planning.